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Zacks #1 Rank Additions

Here are four stocks with buy rank and strong income characteristics for investors to consider today, December 1st:

OceanFirst Financial Corp. (OCFC - Free Report) : This bank holding company has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 1.4% over the last 30 days.

OCEANFIRST FINL Price and Consensus

 

The company has a dividend yield of 2.53%, compared with the industry average of 1.60%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 3.08%.

OCEANFIRST FINL Dividend Yield (TTM)

 

Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC - Free Report) : This specialty finance company has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings improving 2.6% over the last 30 days.

ARES CAP CP Price and Consensus

 

The company has a dividend yield of 9.48%, compared with the industry average of 8.81%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 9.19%.

ARES CAP CP Dividend Yield (TTM)

 

EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM - Free Report) : This natural gas transmission, storage, and gathering services provider has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 1.8% over the last 30 days.

EQT MIDSTRM PTR Price and Consensus

 

The company has a dividend yield of 4.45%, compared with the industry average of 4.39%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.92%.

EQT MIDSTRM PTR Dividend Yield (TTM)

 

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL - Free Report) : This restaurant with a gift shop oprator has a Zacks Rank #2 and witnessed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings gaining 2.2% over the last 30 days.

CRACKER BARREL Price and Consensus

 

The company has a dividend yield of 2.83%, compared with the industry average of 0.00%. Its five-year average dividend yield is 2.81%.

CRACKER BARREL Dividend Yield (TTM)

 

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